Buddhist Stupas in Asia

Joe Cummings, Bill Wassman (Photographer), Robert Thurman (Foreword by)
Photographic study of the Buddhist stupas - domed edifices housing Buddhist or Jain relics. The stupa is the living embodiment of Buddhist teachings - 'a sermon in stone brick and mortar' - and is one of the oldest and most persistent religious symbols still in everyday use. The photos are accompanied by a narration that explains the symbolism, rituals and mystic power associated with these monuments, from their origins in India and their migration throughout Asia, covering 11 countries from Sri Lanka to Japan. Foreword by Robert A F Thurman, the first Westerner to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk by the Dalai Lama and president of Tibet House in New York. Includes full colour throughout, transparent overlays, glossary and index. Author has a master's degree in Asian art history and has contributed to more than 35 guidebooks and phrase books. Wassman has been photographing Asia since 1975 and has been awarded the PATA Gold Award for his work in Nepal.

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